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Bon Iver – I Can't Make You Love Me lyrics

I've been so many places in my life and time
And I've sung a lot of songs, I've made some bad rhymes
I've acted out my life in stages, ten thousand people watching
But we're alone now and I'm singing this song to you

I know your image of me is where I hope to be
I treated you unkindly, darling, can't you see
There's no one more important to me, darling, darling, can't you just see through me?
We're alone now and I'm singing this song to you

Tell you what, darling
Turn down the light
Turn down the bed
Go on, turn down these voices
They're inside my head
Lay down with me
Go on, tell me no lies, no lies
Just hold me close
And don't patronize me
Don't patronize me

'Cause I can't make you love me, darling
If you don't
You can't make your heart feel
Something it won't
Oh, here in the dark
In these final hours
I will lay down my heart
If you feel the power, but you won't
Oh, you don't

'Cause I can't make you love me
If you don't
If you don't find love, darling
Oh, on your own
'Cause you know that I found love, darling
On my own, on my own, on my own
I found love, darling, darling
Right, right, right in the knick of time

I found love, darling
I found love, darling
I found love, darling, darling, darling, darling, darling
Love in the knick of time

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